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John 3:1

John 3:1

Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, which was part of the ruling class in Israel.. and although the nation was under the authority of their Roman overlords, they were permitted to administer religions decisions and certain civil rulings. This particular court was given considerable concessions, by their Roman masters, which allowed them certain autonomy in their decisions - as long as their rulings did not conflict with Rome's rigorous read more...

John 3:2

John 3:2

We are given no indication why Nicodemus visited the Lord Jesus at night. Many think that it was fear, embarrassment, or a desire to hide his questioning heart. But it could have been his busy schedule as he was a member of the Sanhedrin, and night-time may have been the only available opportunity for him to visit the Lord. It could have been that he wanted to engage in uninterrupted conversation knowing Jesus was surrounded by huge crowds as he taught in the read more...

John 3:3

John 3:3

It was to the great religious teacher that Jesus spoke these life changing words- unless a man is born from above he cannot see the kingdom of God. These words were spoken to a very religious leader of the Jews – a ruler and a teacher, who read his bible, worshiped on the right days and tried to keep the commandments of God. But he was trying to win salvation and favour from God by all the good things that he did – he was trying to reach God read more...

John 3:4

John 3:4

Spiritual understanding and godly wisdom does not come from much learning, nor is it gained from intense, intellectual study. True knowledge is from above and is given by God to the spiritual man or woman.. for spiritual knowledge, wise discernment and godly understanding is spiritually discerned.

The natural man does not understand the things of the invisible God: indeed, they are foolishness to him, and the religious zealot read more...

John 3:5

John 3:5

One night, the Lord Jesus was visited by an important teacher of Jewish law called Nicodemus. He had come earnestly seeking answers to important questions, which he and other rulers of the Jews had.. regarding Jesus, His teachings and His miracles. They all acknowledged that no one could do the mighty miracles that Jesus performed, unless God was with Him.

The Lord Jesus looked into this man's searching heart and read the read more...

John 3:8

John 3:8

Like so many of His teachings, the Lord Jesus used a simple example from nature to teach a profound spiritual truth. He likened the invisible, unpredictable movement of the wind, which can only be observed by the swishing of grass, the swaying of trees or the eerie howl from the rafters of a house.. with the indiscernible, unfathomable Spirit of God, which can only be observed in the life of a believer by a lifestyle change, a more godly attitude and a more read more...

John 3:13

John 3:13

Step by step the Lord Jesus explained the necessity for a new, spiritual birth to Nicodemus.. a renown teacher of the Law, who despite his great learning and honored religiosity, was dead in his sins, confused about the kingdom of God and ignorant of his great need of a spiritual birth.

Spiritual truths cannot be absorbed by the carnal mind of sinful man and no amount of effort, education, religion or training.. discipline or read more...

John 3:14

John 3:14

I wonder what thoughts thundered through the mind of Nicodemus as he helped to remove the bloodied body of His Saviour.. from Calvary's cruel cross. No doubt his mind fled back to that dark night of confused questioning.. when the 'Light-of-the-world' began to pierce the deep darkness within his proud, unbelieving heart - and he heard those penetrating words for the very first time... as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of read more...

John 3:15

John 3:15

Nicodemus was a teacher of the Law but he had to come to a deeper understanding of salvation by grace through faith. He had to come to see that we are all sinners and that there is a price that has to be paid - not only for the sins we commit but also because we are born sinners with a sin nature that is inherently sinful.

Nicodemus had to come to accept that no one is exempt from God's righteous judgement. For not only was sin read more...

John 3:16

John 3:16

This much-loved verse of Scripture not only outlines the glorious gospel of grace clearly and simply, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and was raised the third day according to the Scriptures, but it gives the reason. It was out of love for His creation – out of love for the fallen race of man, who had been made in His own image and likeness and yet who sinned against their God, causing an unbridgeable gulf to read more...

John 3:17

John 3:17

So many believers are living under condemnation. So many see God as an angry God with a big stick, watching our every movement with a frown on His face - waiting in anticipation for us to do something wrong, so that He can punish us.

If only believers would take what the word of God says literally and BELIEVE what it says - so many would not be living their lives under condemnation but would be rejoicing in the Lord...for God did read more...

John 3:18

John 3:18

God is not a cruel and merciless potentate Who is watching for every opportunity to pour out His wrath on mankind and punish the human race individually and collectively, as so many erroneously believe. He is long-suffering, merciful and of great goodness and His grace is extended to all humanity, from generation to generation.

It was sin that separated man from God, but even before the foundation of the world, God in read more...

John 3:19

John 3:19

John is often called the apostle of love but He is also the gospel writer that focusses on judgement, for John knew that the salvation of mankind was initiated out of love for fallen sinners.. but also that judgement is the inevitable result of those who choose to reject His gracious offer of salvation by grace through faith in Christ's sacrificial work at Calvary.

The Bible makes it abundantly clear that You are either: a) one read more...

John 3:20

John 3:20

Most wicked acts are carried out secretively and under cover of darkness, for even though evil men know that God exists, they do not honour Him as Lord, nor do they give thanks to Him for His daily provision. Instead the thoughts of their hearts are only evil continuously and their lives become futile and worthless.

Such ungodly people suffocate their God-given conscience and sear their sense of right and wrong. They wilfully read more...

John 3:36

John 3:36

John the Baptist was the earthly witness that God used to present His dearly beloved Son to the world. He bore witness that: the Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.. and that He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

John was to bear witness that Jesus Christ came from heaven as the Lamb of God, Who read more...